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Old 04-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Rear Rotors/Pads

So it looks like I need rear rotors and pads,
I would like to get slotted rotors (a brand name of some kind) along with Hawk HPS pads.
I looked at ECS, but they are back ordered..
Anywhere local that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Hit up Jay. They just installed some ABT ceramic pads on mine and I love them. Wayyyyy lower dust and great bite.

FWIW, I HATED Hawk HPS on my E46; dusted almost as much as OEM and got overheated fast on the track or spirited driving. They were okay on the E36. No experience on the E39 though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Hit up Jay. They just installed some ABT ceramic pads on mine and I love them. Wayyyyy lower dust and great bite.

FWIW, I HATED Hawk HPS on my E46; dusted almost as much as OEM and got overheated fast on the track or spirited driving. They were okay on the E36. No experience on the E39 though.
I can't say I've used HPS, but I have used HP+ on 3 different cars and loved them, dust is a nuisance but, so is having a Black car.

I am also considering just going with OEM's (never experienced any issues with them) with the slotted.. Too many options (stoptech, EBC, etc)
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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The HP+ is totally different from the HPS and usually has great reviews all around for performance driving. The HPS on the other hand, not so much these days. I'd stay away from it. If you do end up with HPS, I'd be curious to hear how it fares.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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Check with Tires23 as I found they have the best local prices for Hawk stuff. Not sure about rotors
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I've emailed and am waiting for response.

Edit*** Finding shit for the M5, even in the states is a bitch it seems in some cases.
I just wrapped up my order with tires23, powerslot rear rotors(slotted) and HP+ pads. Could have gone for the EBC yellow (what I initially wanted) but had to wait 2-3 weeks (which I can't at the moment).

Price was on par with the states, 5-10$ difference.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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putting EBC yellows just in the back would have been a mistake IMO.... that would have put the bias too far to the back as they're very grabby compared to OEM.

Even with the HP+'s, if you're running OE in the front still see how it effects the brake bias especially in slippery conditions.
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putting EBC yellows just in the back would have been a mistake IMO.... that would have put the bias too far to the back as they're very grabby compared to OEM.

Even with the HP+'s, if you're running OE in the front still see how it effects the brake bias especially in slippery conditions.
Good point, it was something that I was wondering myself actually.
I made the stupid mistake of putting new OEM fronts last year and my rotors still have quite a bit of life left, but my rears are at around 20% so I decided to upgrade in the process.
IF the bias is too much towards the rear (curious to see how often I actually feel that), I will just order performance pads for the front for now and then eventually do the rotors as well.

I never experienced ANY brake issues (fade, pulsating, etc) when lapping/tracking or driving aggressively for an extended period of time with my car, so I hope the OEM pads provide enough stopping power (as I am sure they do) to avoid this bias.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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BMW's are well balanced in the braking dept. thanks to the 50/50 weight distribution..

While the pads you are putting on might not be aggressive enough to notice much of an issue, it definitely can become an issue if you were to go too aggressive in the back over the fronts.

Was just something that came to mind when I read your post.
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I've emailed and am waiting for response.

Edit*** Finding shit for the M5, even in the states is a bitch it seems in some cases.
I just wrapped up my order with tires23, powerslot rear rotors(slotted) and HP+ pads. Could have gone for the EBC yellow (what I initially wanted) but had to wait 2-3 weeks (which I can't at the moment).

Price was on par with the states, 5-10$ difference.
It's a bit too late to help you now but just last night, some barely used Powerslot rotors with Stoptech pads went on sale on m5board for a seemingly good price... and no they're not mine.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
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Just wanted to follow up with an update. I installed the brakes and am quite happy with Tires 23, their price and service. The Powerslot rotors are bad ass. Simply put, badass. I also painted my callipers in the rear at the same time (need to do the front now).
The brakes perform very, very well. They dust as expected, but my only gripe about the set up is the noise. I've owned HP+ Pads on 3 previous cars and knew what to expect in terms of squeal, but this is pretty damn ridiculous. It is quite loud, if I had to do it again, would have bought OEM pads with the power slots.
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Should have went with HPS...
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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Should have went with HPS...
Reviews of the HPS on heavier cars like the M5 have been average at best.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
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I remember driving near you on a midnight cruise in 09. Your E34 squealed more than a stuck pig; if this is worse, I would've ripped them out immediately. Lol.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:26 AM   #15
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Being new to M5 ownership I love these forums.. I don't need brakes right now but when I do I now know not to get HP pads... and where to get my rotors. I was looking at brake labs online for a buddy's 540 for rotors and their prices seem good swell just don't know the quality.. hey M5 guys have you any issues with etests?, mine has the carbon problem and I'm good until 2015 but need to get a fix in line..
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